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Contested Hierarchies (a collaborative ethnography of caste among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley

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Author: David N Gellner/ Declan Quigley

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Synopsis: This is an innovative collaborative study by six anthropologists (Gellner, Todd T Lewis, Hiroshi Ishii, Quigley, Gerard Toffin & Rajendra P Pradhan) of a famous complex society. Focusing on the core institutions of kinship & intercaste relations, the book adopts a variety of different viewpoints, thus avoiding the unconscious high-caste that has charaterized many other studies in South Asia.